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Vassal Eastern EU countries obey US in order to counter Western Europe

Summary of Disinformation

Brussels has provoked the collapse of industry in the Eastern Europe; the result is unemployment, impoverishment of the population and its mass exodus to more prosperous countries of Western Europe. Romania, Bulgaria and Lithuania suffer the most under Brussels’ pressure.

The shattering of the unipolar world in recent years has led to an exacerbation of the contradictions between Europe and the United States. Transatlantic unity is breaking up.

Although the pretended reason of obeying NATO and US’ policy is countering the “Russian threat”, in reality Romania, the Baltic states, and Poland are using the US to counter Western Europe.

Disproof

This message is a conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the "Evil West".

There is no proof that the Eastern EU countries would act against Brussels or the Western countries. Consequently, there is no proof that the unemployment levels are part of the "Brussels' plan". According to Eurostat, unemployment level for the whole EU is low (6.3%); Poland has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU. Unemployment rates for Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia are below EU average, while in Latvia and Lithuania there are slightly above it.

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Reported in: Issue 162
Date: 28.08.2019
Language: Latvia Russian
Country: Bulgaria, Russia, US, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Baltic states, Lithuania
Keywords: NATO, Conspiracy, The West
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Latvia
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